The deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
You can't get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you're doing. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover will be yourself.
There are things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
Know thyself? If I knew myself I would run away.
You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself.
You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure about you. We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.
Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
Resolve to be thyself: and know that he who finds himself, loses his misery.
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering.
It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages as long as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart.
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
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